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SBA Baltimore District Office


"Pennies to Millions"

Lending Workshop

"Pennies to Millions" Lending Workshop

 Tuesday, May 23rd, 9am - 12Noon

The U.S. Small Business Administration's Baltimore District Office is holding a SPEED DATING event to showcase our Lending Partners that can possibly assist in funding the development and growth of your small business. This free event will feature representatives with lending opportunities who will provide you with timely information and assistance.

Lenders Scheduled to Participate include:
* Harbor Bank
* Wells Fargo Bank
* Enterprise Development Group
* M & T Bank
* PNC Bank
* Progressive Commercial 
* Peoples Bank
* The Columbia Bank
* BayBank
* CFG Community Bank
* BB&T Bank
* Sandy Spring Bank
* SunTrust Bank
* Industrial Bank
* Hamilton Bank
* MD Dept. of Commerce* 

Date:    Tuesday,  May 23, 2017,  9am-12pm 
Location: Morgan State University, Earl Graves School of Business Atrium, 4100 Hillen Road, Baltimore, MD 21218 

Parking: Parking available on the street & in the garage off Hillen Rd. Please do not park in the shopping center's parking lot.

Cost: FREE!! But space is limited, please register in advance!

Register online.

SBA’s participation is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs or cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact Debra Brown at (410) 244-3338.

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Laborers Needed for Construction Clean Up!!!!

Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking qualified laborers to join its Construction Clean-up Crew for construction projects throughout Baltimore City. Prior construction experience is helpful but not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
  • Must be available to work 6:30am to 3:00pm with overtime as needed (including Saturdays)
  • Must have the strength and endurance to lift heavy debris (50 pounds)
  • Must have the desire and drive to work
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening (upon application and randomly)
  • Criminal Backgrounds considered on an individual basis
  • Two forms of valid ID (Social Security Card and State photo ID/Birth Certificate/or Green Card)
  • 1 Year's experience as a laborer is needed.

Please complete our on-line application in order to be contacted for an interview.

Donald Trump promised Americans a health care plan that would be far superior to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act -- one that would cover everyone for less money. Instead he’s supporting a raging dumpster fire of a bill called The American Health Care Act (AHCA) -- or Trumpcare -- and it does exactly the opposite.

Help prevent the loss of affordable and accessible health care by sending a letter to Congress demanding that they oppose the American Health Care Act:


Greetings to all,

We are making progress with momentum and support from our Maryland State legislators however we still have more to do. There are plenty of your local district representatives who are sitting on the sidelines because they think you do not care about this issue.


I have created live link of which state officials have express their support for the HBCU SB 712 below:

HBCU's Matter Senate Bill 712 Support List Link- 

DeJuan Patterson, MPA

Proud BSU Alumnus 

HBCUs Matter Organizer


TEDCO and Harbor Bank CDC Pilots New Minority Pre-Seed Fund for Tech Entrepreneurs

COLUMBIA, Md. (February 15, 2017) – The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and The Harbor Bank of Maryland Community Development Corporation (HBCDC) announced today the launch of a pilot program, the Minority Business Pre-Seed Fund (MBPF). The MBPF will provide pre-seed capital and mentorship to underrepresented tech entrepreneurs in Maryland. 


See document: TEDCO_PreSeed Fund_15February2017.docx

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Desired Extensions Helps Women With Alopecia Find Hair That Fits Their Needs

The company offers 100% Virgin Indian weft hair, silk closure pieces, clip-ins, full lace wigs, and frontals, among other products. 

Chekwas Okafor’s E-Commerce Business ONYCHEK Puts The Spotlight On African Luxury Fashions

Luxury fashion can be found at ONYCHEK, where all the high-end fashions are solely African made, including clothing and accessories for men and women.

African American Employees Cannot Afford to Be Labeled as an Angry Black Male or Female

Be cautious about expressing your feelings


East Liberty — which used to be a Black Pittsburgh cultural nexus but is rapidly morphing into Yinzer Williamsburg — will soon be home to “The Coop,” which promises to be an “urban, street style type of place” serving fast casual fried chicken, according to Adam Kucenic (the owner).

All of the Feels: 5 Photos That Highlight #BlackLove

Through series of photos, Florida-based artist reminds us of the wonders of Black love

Draymond Green says LaVar Ball's 'absurd' plan for his son's shoes has a snag: 'This kid has never scored a layup in the NBA'

Last week, the Ball family caused a stir when they released Lonzo's first shoe, the ZO2, for a hefty price of $495.

‘Black-ish’ creator Kenya Barris extends overall deal with ABC

Barris will continue to serve as the executive producer for Black-ish, which is currently finishing up its third season and looking to be picked up for a fourth, while also working with ABC to develop new projects for the network on both cable and streaming.

Young, Ambitious and Beautiful: Millennials Help Black Women Build Businesses

At the beginning of 2017, Forbes wrote that there were no Black women running any of the Fortune 500 companies. Lauren Bealore and her team at Young, Ambitious and Beautiful (YAB) are working now to shift that statistic.

Uniting Black Business Leaders & Black Chambers of Commerce

The U.S. Black Chambers is collaborating with select African American Chambers of Commerce to bring together Black Business Leaders and Black Chambers of Commerce for an intensive business training with the goal of producing more Black-owned businesses.

How To Juggle Multiple Projects As A Black Entrepreneur

You have a hundred good ideas, 10 great ideas, and 5 ideas that you want to get off the ground before next weekend. But is it possible to turn all your great ideas into reality and juggle them at the same time?

4 Ways to Boost Your Social Media Creativity Game

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